Period
to 22 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 712 751 733
Rank change year-on-year +39 -18 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 128 101 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 91 54
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £292
90th Percentile £575 £638 £473
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £47.79
UK median hourly rate - - £51.48

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 84,303 88,244 81,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.85% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,447 58,748 53,320
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,513 2,670 2,808
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +1.08% -1.33%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.39
% change year-on-year -1.07% +1.69% -3.21%

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 42 £438 -7.89% 31
South East +24 30 £375 +9.49% 20
North of England -15 22 £550 +39.68% 52
Midlands 0 18 £370 -1.33% 13
West Midlands +2 17 £370 -7.50% 11
South West -12 14 £325 -27.78% 17
North West -1 12 £550 +17.33% 29
Yorkshire +8 7 £450 +20.00% 18
East of England +6 3 £440 +35.38% 5
North East +1 3 £575 -8.00% 5
East Midlands +1 1 £450 +21.62% 2
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, Senior Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (60.94%) Windows
3 75 (58.59%) VMware
4 70 (54.69%) Active Directory
5 56 (43.75%) Citrix
6 52 (40.63%) Windows Server
7 44 (34.38%) Office 365
8 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
9 42 (32.81%) Cisco
10 38 (29.69%) Firewall
11 30 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (21.88%) DNS
12 28 (21.88%) ITIL
12 28 (21.88%) LAN
13 27 (21.09%) Finance
14 26 (20.31%) WAN
14 26 (20.31%) DHCP
14 26 (20.31%) SAN
15 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (19.53%) Hyper-V
16 24 (18.75%) PowerShell
16 24 (18.75%) SCCM
17 22 (17.19%) XenApp
17 22 (17.19%) SQL
18 19 (14.84%) Data Centre
19 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (12.50%) MS Exchange
20 16 (12.50%) Migration
20 16 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.47%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.69%) IIS
4 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Site Server
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (34.38%) Office 365
2 30 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.25%) IaaS
5 7 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.91%) PaaS
7 2 (1.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.78%) Route 53
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.69%) Firewall
2 28 (21.88%) DNS
2 28 (21.88%) LAN
3 26 (20.31%) DHCP
3 26 (20.31%) SAN
3 26 (20.31%) WAN
4 14 (10.94%) iSCSI
4 14 (10.94%) VPN
5 11 (8.59%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (7.81%) WLAN
7 9 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (7.03%) Internet
7 9 (7.03%) NetScaler
7 9 (7.03%) Network Security
8 8 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (6.25%) VLAN
9 7 (5.47%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Big Data
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MSI
1 5 (3.91%) WiX
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) GitLab
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (21.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Retail
3 4 (3.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) International Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) Web Services
2 5 (3.91%) .NET
2 5 (3.91%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.78%) Node.js
4 1 (0.78%) WAP
4 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.16%) Clustering
3 8 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.25%) FMCG
3 8 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.69%) PKI
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) CMDB
6 3 (2.34%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Replication
8 1 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 78 (60.94%) Windows
2 52 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.72%) Linux
6 12 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.91%) Unix
8 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.34%) CentOS
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (21.88%) ITIL
3 16 (12.50%) Migration
4 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
4 12 (9.38%) Re-Platforming
5 11 (8.59%) High Availability
6 9 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (7.03%) Patch Management
6 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.25%) Application Discovery
7 8 (6.25%) DevOps
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.25%) Storage Management
8 7 (5.47%) Decision-Making
8 7 (5.47%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.47%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (5.47%) Service Management
8 7 (5.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 22 (17.19%) SQL
3 5 (3.91%) VB
4 4 (3.13%) Python
5 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.56%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.47%) CCNA
4 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 7 (5.47%) MCSE
4 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.69%) CCNP
6 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.34%) CCA
7 3 (2.34%) CCIE
7 3 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.56%) CCDP
8 2 (1.56%) MCP
8 2 (1.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) MCITP
9 1 (0.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (19.53%) Hyper-V
4 22 (17.19%) XenApp
5 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (7.03%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.47%) vSphere
8 6 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.91%) XenServer
10 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.78%) Docker
11 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
11 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (18.75%) SCCM
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (7.03%) SCOM
3 8 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.91%) QRadar
5 5 (3.91%) SCOrch
6 4 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.13%) Terraform
7 3 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.34%) vMotion
8 2 (1.56%) Ansible
8 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.56%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.56%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (58.59%) VMware
2 56 (43.75%) Citrix
3 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
4 42 (32.81%) Cisco
5 15 (11.72%) Dell
6 11 (8.59%) HP
7 9 (7.03%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.25%) Symantec
9 7 (5.47%) EMC
9 7 (5.47%) F5
9 7 (5.47%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.69%) Ivanti
10 6 (4.69%) McAfee
10 6 (4.69%) Meraki
10 6 (4.69%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (4.69%) Oracle
11 5 (3.91%) Veeam
12 4 (3.13%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.34%) BMC